A studio course designed to take you in new directions, using either acrylics or watercolors, combined with collage. You will learn how to abstract natural landscape resources in order to create vivid, exciting images. This unique workshop will feature some design exercises which will lead directly into designing with subject matter of your choice. Emphasis will be on exploring ways to create strong, colorful, unique landscape imagery that is truly personal and different.
The overriding goal of this workshop is to help you achieve freedom of expression, learn to respond to surfaces, develop ways to abstract landscape imagery, become familiar with a variety of design formats, and to enjoy the process of exploring a new and exciting means of expression.
Gerald Brommer, NWS, AWS, WCWS, RMNWS, has painted and conducted artist workshops around the world and is in great demand as a teacher, consultant, and art juror throughout the United States and abroad. He is noted for his sincerity, genial personality, humor, and masterful ability to guide and inspire artists at all levels of experience.
He is the author of numerous articles in art educational journals. His books, Careers in Art and Design and Careers in Art: An Illustrated Guide were published in 1997 and 1998 by Davis Publications, Inc. Gerald Brommer has left his artistic footprints at the University of Nebraska, Otis Art Institute, Choinard, UCLA, and Concordia Teachers College, and holds several degrees including a Masters of Arts and an Honorary Doctorate of Literature.
Gerald's paintings have appeared in more than 135 one-man shows, 200 group shows, and over 200 international exhibitions including the American Watercolor Society, National Academy of Design, Royal Watercolor Society of London, Butler Institute of American Art, Laguna Beach Museum of Art, and many other museums and exhibits, consistently gaining high honors and awards. He is represented in over 4000 private collections in 37 states, 5 countries, and by galleries in Carmel, Claremont, and Laguna Beach, California; Tampa, Florida; Hamilton, Bermuda; and London, England.